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  1. Bb Soprano
    My circumstances are a great opportunity to expand my comfort zone, and a current focus is palm keys. This is not an issue on my alto, just my soprano. I am finding it difficult to keep my hands quiet while I press the palm keys. Before I run out and buy or make risers with Sugru, or something...
  2. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Good day. I have removed the palm keys on my unlacquered Trevor James Signature Custom to clean off corrosion and dried spit. They were connected to the body of the instrument via steel springs. The springs do not seem to have been hooked into place by anything (they are screwed onto the keys...
  3. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi everyone, Just bought a new Reference 54 alto and it plays awesomely in every way, EXCEPT for the 3 palm keys. They are really hard to get! Altissimo is easy and smooth, mid range is easy, low notes are full and doesn't gurgle at all. Its just those 3 notes that are problematic. It is hard...
  4. Bb Soprano
    I picked up the school's soprano a few days ago and have found it impossible to play the palm keys. It's a well-regulated Yamaha YSS-62 so the horn isn't the issue. When I play alto it is impossible for me to play the palm keys without biting and suffering the pain later on. On an alto...
  5. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    sorry, i found this topic somewhere else
  6. Bb Soprano
    Ok, here we go. I'm new to soprano. I'm self taught on alto and tenor ( 25 years of playing ). I've got a B&S straight sop exactly like the brass and chrome one on this page: http://www.cybersax.com/4Sale/Saxophones/Sopranos/Saxophones_Soprano.html I'm playing a Link Tone Edge 7 and/or a...
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